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PLACES TO BOAT

Centrally Located in Bonita Springs

Island Hopping

The central Bonita Springs location allows you to cruise through the small islands scatter around the Fort Myers coast like Cabagge Key, Useppa, Boca Grande, Sanibel, and Captiva that are easily accessible by boat. Each island has created their own community where you can explore their beautiful beaches, visit waterfront restaurants, and find beautiful fishing spots along the way. Some of our favorite spots are Cabbage Key, Parrot Key, Bonita Bills. You can go as far North as Bokeelia and visit Tarpon Lodge.

Shop & Dine

Our dock is just north of Naples and just south of Fort Myers, so you can easily travel and spend the day at either town which offers a variety of waterfront places where you can dock up. The Villages on Venetian Bay and Tin City in Naples have an abundance of dining spots and boutique shopping that you can’t find anywhere else. Fort Myers Beach is known for the fun party spots like the Lanai Kai and the Beached Whale where you can find food, drinks, and live music.

Explore the Mangroves

Southwest Florida is one of the most famous spots in our country for fishing. There are a number of backwater boating spots around Estero Bay and mangrove forests where you can explore and look for redfish, tarpon, snapper, grouper, snook, and more. Our dock staff can help point you in the direction of some of the best fishing spots in the area!

CHECK OUT SANIBEL'S WILD SIDE & INVESTIGATE THE MANGROVES

Take a slow boat ride in and around Sanibel Island’s own J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Here you’ll likely see dolphin, great white egrets, and maybe even a manatee. Though it’s a small place, it has a number of things to see in terms of natural history.

If you drift slowly in two to four feet of water, you’ll be privy to a network of root systems and have a chance to see many unexpected things, especially on a clear, sunny day. You may see mullet feeding on detritus, various kinds of crabs, barnacles, immature fish, oysters, snapper and sheepshead.

WATCH ``THE PROS``

Head out to Boca Grande Pass in a boat and watch the professional and amateur fishermen jockey for position during tarpon season. You’ll see different boats vying for the same fish. While it’s best to stay out of everyone’s way, the resulting show is very amusing and entertaining.

Bay Water Boat Club Phone Lines Down

Our phone lines are currently still down, in the meantime please call (239)319-3236 for reservations or to speak to a Bay Water Boat Club Employee